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Risk associated with ACL SURGERY having tooth infection.

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I'm scheduled to have knee surgery Thursday (ACL allograft). At the advice of my dentist I had a tooth removed to remove the infection I'd had the previous week from a failed root canal. Due to my work schedule this is my final day to have surgery until December. What are the true risks associated with ACL and a prior tooth infection? My PCP cleared me and thought the possibility of an infection wasn't an issue my surgeon seems to feel differently. All my blood work has been nothing but normal and I'm under 30. This will be my 4th knee surgery and I've had lots of dental problems but I always get them promptly attended to.

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I have read your query with diligence. It looks that you had dental infection and associated knee problem for which your dentist extracted your tooth.For major knee surgeries we advice treatment of any infection including dental urinary or others.It is wise decision to remove affected teeth before surgery .As your all reports are normal so it is safe to have ACL surgery at this time.
Hope this will help you.
Feel free to discuss further.

Dr. Mukesh Tiwari
Category: Spine Surgeon
Fellowship - Khandaka Hospital, Jaipur
Residency - MS, Rabindranath Tagore Medical College, Udaipur, 2000
Medical School, Internship - MBBS, SMS Medical College, Jaipur, 1995
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